Police say officers shot and killed a suspect at a motel on Marcel-Laurin Boulevard in Saint-Laurent this morning, following a series of seemingly random shootings in the greater Montreal area.
The Montreal police (SPVM) are not disclosing any details about the case, but the Quebec police watchdog, the Office of Independent Investigations (BEI), said the suspect was involved in three recent shootings in Montreal and Laval.
Montreal police had already confirmed yesterday that the two Montreal shootings were likely committed by a single suspect and said it may have been random.
A man in his twenties was then shot dead in Laval last night on boulevard Clermont, while he was skateboarding.
According to the BEI, officers from the SPVM tactical intervention group began to search the motel around 7 a.m. this morning.
BEI say police were confronted by a 26-year-old man who had a gun and shots were fired.
The man was hit by at least one bullet and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the office.
Seven BEI investigators will investigate the actions of the Montreal police during the intervention.
In a statement Thursday morning, the Sûreté du Québec said it would resume the investigation into the three homicides at the request of the BEI.